Krakow’s Dragon Parade latest COVID cancellation

(phot. Grantaire)
(phot. Grantaire)

Krakow’s iconic Great Dragon Parade will be postponed (at least) due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, organizers with the Groteska Theater have said.

For nearly 20 years, giant inflatable dragons have soared above the Vistula River along with lights and music in an annual summer event which was popular with families.

This year, though, health experts recommend avoiding large public gatherings to slow the spread of the viral pandemic.

The announcement comes soon after the decision to cancel May’s Museum Night. The Krakow Festival Office has said it is also contemplating cancellation of Wianki, another annual June festival centered around throwing handmade wreaths into the river based on ancient Slavic traditions.

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  • January 14, 2021 at 8:53 am
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    Pakistan is a COVID success story !

    Indians cannot bear the pain of the success of Pakistan and Imran Khan.These Indian Parasites have proliferated in the Global Media – as Indian Corporates and the Indian State, sprinkle their ads,in the Global Media.

    Pakistan has a higher test rate per million vis-à-vis Indonesia although Indonasseah has a higher population. So lower Pakistan tests,per se, on a vanilla basis,is not the magic key ! Indonasseah is next to PRC – with millions of Chinese in Jakarta and islands of that nation.dindooohindoo

    Let us ASSUME, that the Pakistanis are NOT coming for testing,AND that the Pakistani state is NOT testing. Therefore,the people are NOT showing symptoms – as else,by now,there would be a sharp SPIKE in deaths (young and old).

    So there is no risk in Pakistanis NOT testing,by their own volition,or on the diktat of the state.There is 1 brilliant innovation by the Pakistani state – in that,they are testing the dead. At the EOD,even if patients are not tested, AND THEY DIE – the virus would be in the dead body.

    The death rates in Pakistan,in general,are normal, and COVID rates in the dead,are also normal (w.r.t the age and morbidities of the dead –as the Pakistanis are testing the dead) – so the STRATEGY of NOT doing random testing,TO AVOID scare mongering,has worked,as the bet is on the immunity of the Pakistanis, and a close monitoring of the generic death rates (in clusters) – with their COVID content.If this success lasts the winter – then this could be a Case Study in Harvard,WHO and the Bill Gates Foundation

    The Pakistani tests are also almost at par (on a per million basis) w.r.t Nippon – which has a large population of Japanese in PRC,and also,has a very high frequency of air travel with the PRC.Several flights from Shanghai and Beijing,transit via Nippo. The Marginal Cost of each RTPCR test,is USD 10 and Pakistan cannot waste its funds on that – and so they have the low cost solution !

    India on the other hand,has a TEST COUNT of 120000 per Million.For the size of the Indian Population, and the Intl flights transiting via India,in the pre Covid tenor,and the Tourists in India,in the pre-COVID tenor,this statistic is pathetic.Brazil with a sixth of India’s Population,has 140000 tests per million

    Who believes India’s numbers ?

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